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Author Zeitoun, Jeremie ♦ Menahem, Benjamin ♦ Fohlen, Audrey ♦ Lebreton, Gil ♦ Lubrano, Jean ♦ Alves, Arnaud
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
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Publisher Oxford University Press
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword scco ♦ Cognitive science/Neuroscience
Abstract A 61-year-old man presented via the emergency department with a few days history of abdominal and colic occlusion symptoms. He presented signs of sepsis, midline lumbar spine tenderness and reduced hip flexion. Computer tomography of the abdomen and pelvis showed a presacral collection contiguous with the posterior part of the colo-rectal anastomosis, and MRI lumbar spine revealed abscess invation into the epidural space. He underwent a laparotomy with washout of the presacral abscess and a colostomy with a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotic therapy. At 3 weeks after initial presentation he had made a full clinical recovery with progressive radiological resolution of the epidural abscess. The objective of the case report is to highlight a unique and clinically significant complication of a rare post-operative complication after rectal surgery and to briefly discuss other intra-abdominal sources of epidural abscess.
ISSN 20428812
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-07-15
e-ISSN 20428812
Journal Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Volume Number 2016
Issue Number 7